Barwon Heads Village Park is a unique and locally treasured environment, part of which is classified as endangered because of the ancient coastal Moonah woodland. Moonah (melaleuca lanceolata) is commonly known as black paperbark and belongs to the myrtle family, Myrtaceae which are native to Australia.
This moonah woodland is important because we need to preserve the coastal plants that provide a habitat and food for many native animals and therefore are crucial for maintaining healthy coastal environment. For example ringtail possums often build nests in the moonah trees and birds eat the insects, native ants disperse seeds and insects pollinate flowers.
There are trees in most different and fascinating patterns and shapes. You can often see the birds up-close. A truly pleasing nature experience!
In surrounding areas there is a skate park, a playground, and an oval - plenty of space for outdoor activities! Also a popular dog walking spot.